Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 - Spec comparison

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

Yamaha has launched the third iteration of the famed R15, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 at this year's Auto Expo. So, what exactly does the Version 3.0 offer over the Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0? Read on to find out.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 left side at 2018 Auto Expo
The new engine offers a 4.7% better mileage output, according to Yamaha.

The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 sports redesigned bodywork which is now more in line with its litre-class sibling, the R1. The headlamps are now full LED instead of the twin halogen units. The silhouette looks more compact than the older generation bike, while maintaining the sporty character.

SpecificationsYamaha YZF-R15 V3.0Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0
Engine155 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC engine with VVA technology149 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC engine
Maximum Power19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm17 PS at 8,500 rpm
Peak Torque15 Nm at 8,500 rpm15 Nm at 7,500 rpm
Transmission6-speed with assist and slipper clutch6-speed
Front Suspension41 mm telescopic fork33 mm telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionLink-type monoshockLink-type monoshock
Front Brake282 mm discDisc
Rear Brake220 mm disc250 mm disc
Kerb Weight139 kg136 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity11 litres12 litres
Ground Clearance170 mm160 mm
Front WheelMRF Nylogrip Zapper-FX1 100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless)90/80-17
Rear WheelMRF/Nylogrip Zapper-S 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)130/70-R17
Price, ex-showroom, DelhiINR 1,25,000INR 1,18,838

The Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 comes with an old-school analogue-digital combo cluster. Whereas, the V3.0 gets a fully-digital multifunction instrument cluster with shift light indicator; VVA indicator, and connector for USB charging. The new-gen bike also features a new Deltabox frame with optimised rigidity around the pivot area. The new-gen engine’s output higher up in the rev-band, thanks to the VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 Revving Blue front quarter at Auto Expo 2016
The Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 gets a 1 litre bigger fuel tank, and weighs 3 kg less than the V3.0.

Also Read: 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Auto Expo 2018 Live

The new bodywork, frame, and engine have resulted in 3 kg extra weight when compared to the V2.0. The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 also enjoys the benefit of a slipper clutch which helps in downshifting quickly without losing the bike’s composure. All these technologies come at a marginal premium of INR 6,162 over the previous generation motorcycle. The Japanese brand has increased the ground clearance in the V3.0 by 10 mm.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 - Image Gallery

Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 - Image Gallery

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2018 Yamaha R15 V3.0 price increased in India by INR 2,000

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2018 Yamaha R15 v3.0 launched in Indonesia

2018 Yamaha R15 v3.0 launched in Indonesia

Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 - Spec comparison

Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 - Spec comparison

Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0 launched - Auto Expo 2018 Live

Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0 launched - Auto Expo 2018 Live

Yamaha R15 v3.0 bookings commence unofficially

Yamaha R15 v3.0 bookings commence unofficially

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